Signs Of [True] Life In The Congregation
Hebrew Roots Version
Brothers, sisters, friends, co-workers in the Messiah:
This won’t be long because I don’t want to burden you beyond what you will handle. I don’t want to discourage you. And at the same time I want you to walk out of here knowing, with Messiah alive in you you can and will accomplish this.
If you decide it is not a priority in your life, you are none of His.
These are very bold and very serious words.
I hope that by the time I close, you will realize this should be considered, and is, some of the meat of His Word.
I don’t plan on doing much commentary: Main course is scripture and you interpret it and/or allow the Ruach HaKodesh to speak to you.
How many of us would truly like to have what is good and pleasant … be anointed with precious oil … the dew of Hermon … for these Yahweh commanded … forever …
How important do you think this would be, in reference to us, to Yahweh?
As you are going there I am well aware that this is not something that will appeal to very many of you. As a matter of fact it is an uncomfortable message for me to attempt to bring it to you in the same way the Ruach HaKodesh impressed it within me. What He warned and taught me. I, more than likely, won’t be able to express it in the same way it was given to me. Some of you may think, "Who does he think he is" and some of you may think, "this is for so and so", but there will be a few who will see the importance as well as the calamity that is about to tsunami Christianity as well as Sabbath keepers.
Turn to Psalms 133; here we will start in finding the answer to how important it is to Him, and therefore how important it should be to us:
Romans is next
Chapter 133 of Psalms = A Song of Ascents – Starting with verse 1 – Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity!
2 It is like the precious oil on the head, coming down upon the beard; even Aharon’s beard, that comes down upon the collar of his garments;
3 Like the dew of Hermon, that comes down upon the mountains of Tziyon; for there YHWH commanded the blessing. Even life for ever.
Go to Romans, chapter 16: verses 1 – 16, and we will skip to 21 – 24.
Peace. Peace times 16. Peace times 3.
:1 Now I command to you, Phebe, our sister, who is a servant of the assembly of Cenchrea,
:2 that you receive her in our Adon as is just for set apart ones and you should assist her in whatever she asks of you, because she has been an assistant both to many and also to me.
:3 Bid shalom to Priscilla and Aquila, who are laborers with me in Yahshua the Messiah,
:4 because these same ones gave their necks for my nefesh. I am not only thankful for them, but also all the assemblies of the Goyim.
:5 Bid shalom to the assembly that is in their house. Bid shalom to my beloved Epaenetus, who was the first of Achaia in the Messiah.
:6 Bid shalom to Miriam, who who has toiled much among you.
:7 Bid shalom to Andronicus and Junias, my brothers who were captives with me and are by the emissaries, who also were in the Messiah before me.
:8 Bid shalom to Amplias, my beloved in our Adon.
:9 Bid shalom to Urbane, a worker who is with us the in Messiah, and my beloved Stachys.
:10 Bid shalom (peace) to Apelles, chosen in our Adon[ai] (Master or as a nickname). Bid shalom to the household of Aristobulos.
:11 Bid shalom to Herodion, my kinsman. Bid shalom to the members of the household of Narcissus who are in our Adon.
:12 Bid shalom to Tryphena and Tryphosa, who toil in our Adon. Bid shalom to my beloved Persis, who toiled much in our Adon.
:13 Bid shalom to Rufus, chosen in our Adon, and his own mother and mine.
:14 Bid shalom to Asyncritus, Phlegon, Herman, Patrobas, Hermes, and the brothers who are with them.
:15 Bid shalom to Philologos and Julia, Nereus and his sister, and Olumpas, and all the set-apart ones who are with them.
:16 Bid shalom to one another with a set-apart kiss. All the of the assemblies of Messiah bid shalom to you.
(Romans 16:21) Timothy, my fellow-laborer bid shalom to you, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsman.
:22 I, Tertius, who wrote the letter, bid shalom to you in our Adon.
:23 Gaios, my host and [a host] of all the assembly, bid shalom to you. Erastus, the steward of the city, and Quartus, a brother, bid shalom to you.
:24 Now to Eloah, who is able to establish you with my good news that is proclaimed concerning Yahshua the Messiah, by the revelation of the mystery that was hidden from the time of the age,
:25 but has been revealed in this time through the writings of the prophets, and by the commandment of the eternal Eloah is made known to all the Goyim for the obedience of the faith,
:26 who alone is wise, [be] glory by the hand of Yahshua the Messiah forever and ever. Amen.
:27 The favor of our Adon Yahshua the Messiah [be] with all of you. Amen.
Now, how important is this to Yahweh? How important is unity, real unity, to us?
What is chapter 16 about? Do we want shalom in our lives or salami? Do we want the one true man or should we mix it with carnality?
With that said and done let’s go back and check out verses 17 – 19.
(Romans 16:17 Now I entreat you, my brothers, that you beware of those who cause divisions and scandals, outside of the teaching that you have learned, that you keep away from them.
:18 For those who are so do not serve our Adon Yahshua the Messiah, but their own belly. And with sweet words and blessings they turn away the hearts of the simple.
Romans 16:19 But your obedience, is known to every man. I rejoice, therefore, in you and want you to be wise to good and innocent to evil.
Turn to Ephesians chapter 4, verse 3 and verse 13.
Ephesians. 4:3 and be diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of shalom,
Ephesians. 4:13 until all of us become one and the same in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of Eloah and one complete man, according to the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Messiah.
What is Paul speaking of? What is his subject? Let’s find out and start from verse 1.
Ephesians 4:1 I, therefore, a prisoner in our Adon, entreat you that you walk as is becoming to the calling that you were called [to],
:2 with all lowliness of mind, and quietness, and long-suffering. And be enduring towards one another in love,
:3 and be diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of shalom,
:4 that you be one body and one spirit, even as you are called in one hope of your calling.
:5 For YHWH is one and the faith is one and the immersion is one,
:6 And one Eloah is the Father of all, and above all, and through all, and in us all.
:7 But to each of us is given favor, according to the measure of the gift of the Messiah.
:8 Therefore this is said: He ascended to a high place and carried captivity captive and gave gifts to men.
:9 Now what is it that He ascended, unless also He had first descended to the depths of the earth?
:10 He who descended is He who also ascended higher than all the heaven, that He might fulfill all.
4:11 And He gave some emissaries, and some prophets, and some proclaimers, and some as pastors and some teachers,
:12 for the perfecting of the set-apart ones, for the work of the service for the edification of the body of the Messiah,
:13 until all of us become one and the same in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of Eloah and one complete man, according to the measure of the stature of the fullness of the Messiah.
:14 And we should not be infants, who are shaken and turned about by every wind of the deceitful teachings, of the sons of men, who by their craftiness are plotting to deceive.
:15 But we should be steadfast in our love, that [in] everything we may grow up in the Messiah who is the head.
:16 And from him the whole body,is fit together and is tied together in all the joints, according to the gift that is given by measure to each member for the growth of the body, that its edification might be accomplished in love.
:17 But this I say and I bear witness in YHWH, that from now on you should not walk as the rest of the Goyim, who walk in the vanity of their mind.
:18 And they are dark in their understanding and estranged from the life of Eloah, because there is no knowledge in them and because of the blindness of their heart,
:19 They have cutoff their hope and they have surrendered their nefeshot to perversion and to the work of all uncleanness in their greediness.
:20 But you did not thus learn the Messiah,
:21 if truly you have heard Him, and and by Him you have learned, as the truth is in Yahshua
:22 But you should put off your former way of life that old son of man, who was being corrupted according to the lusts of deceit,
:23 and be renewed in the spirit of your minds.
:24 And you should put on put on the new son of man, that one who was created by Eloah in righteousness and holiness of truth.
:25 Because of this, put off lying and speak the truth, each man with his neighbor, for we are members of one another.
:26 "Be angry and do not sin," and do not let the sun go down upon your anger.
:27 And do not give place to Akel Kartza.
:28 And he who was stealing, henceforth should not steal, but he should labor with his and should work good [things], that he may have to give to him who has need.
:29 Let not any hateful thing come out of your mouth, but tat which is pleasing and useful for edification, that you may give favor to those who hear.
:30 And do not grieve the Ruach HaKodesh by whom you are sealed until the day of redemption.
:31 All bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and blasphemy should be taken away from you with all wickedness.
(Ephesians 4:32) And be kind toward one another and merciful and be forgiving to one another, as Eloah in the Messiah forgave us.
Now let’s relate that to Galatians chapter 5 and verse 20.
Galatians 5:20worship of idols, magic, animosity, contention, over zealousness, anger, insolence, factionalism, sectarianism,
:21 envy, murder, drunkenness, reveling, and all that that are similar to these.
Did you notice the curse we put on ourselves? Do the words ‘factionalism – sectarianism mean anything to us? Do we recognize what has been lumped in with ‘factionalism and sectarianism’?
Let us start, back with verse 1 and to the end of the chapter:
(Galatians 5:1 Stand therefore in the freedom with which the Messiah freed us and do not be bound again by the yoke of servitude.
:2 Behold, I, Sha’ul, say to you that if you were circumcised, [then] the Messiah is a thing which does not profit you.
:3 Now I testify again to every son of man that is circumcised that he is a debtor to do all the Torah.
:4 You have made the Messiah of no affect; these would have been justified by the Torah and from favor you have fallen.
:5 For we by the Spirit which is from faith, await the hope of righteousness, by belief, eagerly wait for the expectation of righteousness.
:6 For in the Messiah Yahshua neither is circumcision anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which is perfected by love.
:7 You were running well; who disturbed you that by the truth you should not be persuaded?
:8 Your persuasion is not from the one who called you.
:9 A little leaven leavens all the lump.
:10 I am confidant concerning you in our Adon, that you will not think other things. and the one who frightened you will bear to himself judgment, whoever he is.
:11 Now my brothers, if I was still proclaiming circumcision, why am I persecuted? Have the offense of the gallows ceased?
:12 Now would that also those troubling you would be cut off!
:13 Now you were called to freedom my brothers, only do not let your freedom be an occasion of the flesh, but in love serve one another.
:14 For all the Torah is fulfilled in one word, in that, "You should love your neighbor like yourself."
:15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware, lest from one another you be consumed!
:16 But I say: by the Spirit walk, and and the lust of the flesh never follow.
:17 for the flesh desires a thing which is opposed to, and the Spirit desires a thing that is opposed to the flesh. And the two of these are opposed to each other, that you do not do the thing which you desire.
:18 But if by the Spirit you are led, [then] you are not "T’cheit Namosa."
:19 For the works of the flesh are known, which are: fornication, uncleanness, perversion,
:20 worship of idols, magic, animosity, contention, over zealousness, anger, insolence, factionalism, sectarianism,
:21 envy, murders, drunkenness, reveling, and all that are similar to these.
:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, shalom, long suffering, kindness, goodness,faith,
:23 meekness, patience; against which the Torah does not stand.
:24 But those who are of Messiah have crucified their flesh with all its passions and its lusts,
:25 therefore let us live by the Spirit and let us follow the Spirit,
(Galatians 5:26 and let us not be of empty glory so that we ridicule one another and envy one another.
Okay this is closing number 1
1st Corinthians chapters 3 and 4.
(1 Corinthians 3:1 ) My brothers, I was not able to speak to you as with spiritual men but as with carnal, and as to babes in the Messiah.
:2 I gave you milk to drink and I did not give you food, for you were not able, but not even now are you able,
:3 for you are yet in the flesh. For where there is among you envy, and contention, and factions, are you not carnal and walking in the flesh?
:4 For when each an of you says, "I am of Sha’ul," and another, "I am of Apollos," are you not carnal?
:5 For who is Sha’ul, or who is Sha’ul, but the servants by whose hands you have faith, and each as YHWH gave to him?
:6 I planted and Apollos watered, but Eloah gave increase.
:7 Therefore he who plants is nothing nor he who waters, but Eloah who gives increase.
:8 But he who plants and he who waters are one, and a man receives his reward according to his labor.
:9 For we labor with Eloah, and you are the work of Eloah, and the building of Eloah.
:10 And according to the favor of Eloah that was given to me I laid the foundation as a wise master builder, but another builds upon it. Now every man should consider how he would build upon it.
:11 For no man is able to lay another foundation other than this that is laid, which is Yahshua the Messiah.
(1 Corinthians 3:12 Now indeed if any man builds upon this foundation, gold or silver or precious stones or pieces of wood or grass or stubble,
:13 the work of every man is revealed. For that day reveals it, because it is revealed by fire. And the fire will distinguish the work of every man, what manner it is.
:14 And he who builds whose work endures will receive his reward.
:15 And he whose work burns will suffer loss. Now he will escape, but in like manner as from fire.
:16 Do you not know that you are the Temple of Eloah and [that] the Spirit of Eloah dwells in you?
:17 And he who destroys the the Temple Eloah, Eloah will destroy, for the Temple of Eloah is set-apart, which you are.
:18 No one should deceive his nefesh: he among who thinks that he is wise in this world, let him become foolish that he might become wise.
:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with Eloah, for it is written, "He catches the wise in their craftiness,"
:20 and again, "YHWH knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain."
:21 Because of this, let no man boast in sons of men, for everything is yours,
:22 whether Sha’ul or Apollos or Kefa or the world, whether life or death, whether present [things] or future everything is yours,
1 Corinthians 3:23 And you are of the Messiah, and the Messiah [is] of Eloah.
(1 Corinthians 4:1) thus, let us be regarded by you as servants of the Messiah and stewards of the mysteries of Eloah.
:2 Now, the, it is required in stewards that man be found to be faithful.
:3 Now this s a little matter to me that I be judged by you or by any son of man, since I do not even judge my nefesh.
:4 For I am guilty of nothing in my nefesh, but I am not justified by this, for YHWH is my judge.
:5 Because of this do not judge before the time, until YHWH should come, who will bring to light the hidden [things] of darkness and reveal the reasonings of the hearts. And then there will be praise to each man from Eloah.
:6 Now these [things] my brothers, I have declared concerning my own
person and [that] of Apollos, that by us you might learn not to think beyond what is written, and [that] a man should not be exalted above his neighbors because of a man.
:7 For who has examined you, or what do you have that you did not receive? And if you received, why are you boasting as one who did not receive?
:8 For some time you have been satisfied, and grown rich, and without us you you have reigned. Oh that you had reigned, so that we might also reign with you!
:9 For I think that Elohim has placed the emissaries, last, as though for death, since we have become a spectacle to the world, and to angels and to sons of men.
:10 We are fools for the sake of the Messiah, but you are wise in the Messiah. We are weak and you are strong. You are glorified, and we are despised.
:11 Until this hour, we are hungry and thirsty, and we are naked, and mistreated and we have no stable dwelling
:12 and we labor, while working with our hands. They despise us and we bless. They persecute us and we endure.
:13 They revile us and we entreat them. We have become as the filth of the world and the refuse of all men until now.
:14 I do not write these [things] to shame you, but as beloved sons, I admonish you.
:15 Even if you have a myriad of instructors in the Messiah, surely not many fathers, for in Yahshua the Messiah I have begotten you by proclaiming.
:16 Therefore I entreat you, that you be like me.
:17 Because of this I sent you Timothy, who is my beloved son and faithful in YHWH, that he might remind you of my ways that are in the Messiah, according to that which I teach in all the assemblies.
:18 But men from you are puffed up as though I am not coming to you.
:19 But if YHWH wills, I will come quickly to you, and I will know not the words of them who exalt their (flesh) nefeshot, but their power.
:20 For the kingdom of Elohim (The Mighty one of mighty ones) is not in word, but in power.
:21 What do you desire? Should I come to you with a rod, or in love and with a humble spirit?
Closing number 2:
What are we like if we do not destroy our fleshly carnal desires and therefore; succumb to division, sectarianism, and factionalism?
Closing number 3:
Go to 1 Kings 3: verses 16 – 26. We shall be like the 2 under one house.
:16 Then came there, two women, that were harlots, unto the king and stood before him.
:17 and the one woman said: "Oh my master, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house.
:18 And it came to pass the third day after I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also; and we were together; there was no stranger with us in the house, save we two in the house.
:19 And this woman’s child died in the night; because she over lay it.
:20 And she arose at midnight, and took my son from beside me, while your handmaid slept, and laid it in her bosom, and laid her dead child in my bosom.
:21 And when I rose in the morning to give my child suck, behold, it was dead; but when I had looked well at it , in the morning , behold, it, it was not my son, whom I did bear".
:22 And the other woman said: "Nay; but the living is my son". Thus they spoke before the king.
:23 Then said the king: " The one says: this is my son that lives, and your son is the dead; and the other says: Nay; but your son is the dead; and my son is the living."
:24 And the king said: "Fetch me a sword." And they brought a sword before the king.
:25 And the king said: "Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other."
:26 Then spoke the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her heart yearned upon her son, and she said: "Oh my master, give her the living child, and in no wise slay it." But the other said: " It shall be neither mine nor yours; divide it."
:27 Then the king answered and said: " Give her the living child, and in no wise slay it: she is the mother thereof."
The 2 under the One house. Both having harlotry in their lives. One child dies and one faces death being separated unto the two. One, for the love of the son oneness. The one full of fleshly carnal desires is willing to destroy the son. The other is willing to "give him up" for the unity of life (salvation). And by ‘giving Him up’ she was able to receive her son and experience the salvation. Both were harlots, yet one saw salvation in unity, in wanting to not divide him.
And as an assembly, presumably, of Yahshua (commonly known as Jesus) (is not Yah in Him?) which woman are we of? Will we destroy if we don’t get our way or shall we be like the other?
We have some hours left of this day; when it is gone and a ‘new’ day has started which one do you choose? Will we be of destruction or of reconciliation.
And may I end with this... there are many applications to the Word of Yah. Will you apply as He wills or will your flesh rule?